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The PREPARE II study builds off the first PREPARE study, which was done at Duke four years ago and paved the way to the large study to delay the onset of AD called TOMMORROW. The PREPARE II study will examine cognitive abilities in people who participated in PREPARE four years ago and will explore the relationship of cognitive change to common exposures in the environment, including common medications. We are hoping to see the same high participation rates that we saw in the first study and use the information from both PREPARE I & II to address factors that are modifiable so as to improve brain health here locally

To get involved or find out more information on this study, please contact Michelle McCart: email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by phone 919-668-0820.

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The CONNECT study, is a new brain imaging initiative that will use novel high-quality MRI techniques to advance our understanding of how the left and right brain hemispheres cooperate together to compensate for injuries and maintain cognitive health in healthy aging. This research study is directed by Dr. Simon Davis and is funded by the Department of Neurology. The ultimate goal of the study is to use the information gathered to design better and more personalized approaches for enhancing brain health.

To get involved or find out more information on this study, please contact Michelle McCart: email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by phone 919-668-0820.

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The ACTIVATE study is led by Dr. Miles Berger in Duke Anesthesiology, and is examining Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers and thinking/memory skills in older adults having surgery and non-surgical controls.  Many older patients experience thinking and memory problems after anesthesia and surgery. This study is designed to better understand what causes these postoperative thinking and memory problems, and whether they are associated with changes in Alzheimer’s disease pathways.  We hope this work will lead to improve postoperative recovery for the 19 million Americans over age 60 who undergo anesthesia and surgery each year.

To get involved or find out more information on this study, please contact Michelle McCart: email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by phone 919-668-0820.



The TOMMorrow study is no longer recruiting